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BOOK: Pasi ILAHAINEN, Cornelia ILLIE and Kari PALONEN (eds.), Parliament and Parliamentarism. A Comparative History of a European Concept. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015. 328 p. ISBN ISBN 978-1-78238-954-5. USD 110

(image the Treaty of Paris tabled in the House of Commons, 6 Jun 1814; source: Pastnow.wordpress.com)

Berghahn Books announces the forthcoming publication of Parliament and Parliamentarism. A Comparative History of a European Concept, a collective work edited by Pasi Ilahainen (Jyväskylä), Cornelia Illie (Zayed) and Kari Palonen (Jyväskylä).

Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects—deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty—and explores the different ways in which they have been contested, reshaped, and implemented in a series of representative national and regional case studies. As one of the first comparative studies in conceptual history, this volume focuses on debates about the nature of parliament and parliamentarism within and across different European countries, representative institutions, and genres of political discourse.
Table of contents:
Introduction: Parliament as a Conceptual Nexus
Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie and Kari Palonen
Chapter 1. European Parliamentary Experiences from a Conceptual Historical Perspective
Pasi Ihalainen
Chapter 2. Key Concepts for Parliament in Britain (1640–1800)
Paul Seaward and Pasi Ihalainen
Chapter 3. Discussing the First Age of French Parliamentarism (1789–1914)
Jean Garrigues and Eric Anceau
Chapter 4. From Monarchical Constitutionalism to a Parliamentary Republic: Concepts of Parliamentarism in Germany since 1818
Andreas Biefang and Andreas Schulz
Chapter 5. Passion and Reason: Modern Parliaments in the Low Countries
Marnix Beyen and Henk te Velde
Chapter 6. The Formation of Parliamentarism in the Nordic Countries from the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War
Uffe Jakobsen and Jussi Kurunmäki
Chapter 7. The Conceptual History of the Russian State Duma
Irène Herrmann
Chapter 8. Parliamentary Discourse and Deliberative Rhetoric
Cornelia Ilie
Chapter 9. Rhetoric, Parliament and the Monarchy in Pre-revolutionary England
Markku Peltonen
Chapter 10. French Parliamentary Discourse, 1789–1914
Thomas Bouchet
Chapter 11. German Parliamentary Discourse since 1848 from a Linguistic Point of View
Armin Burkhardt
Chapter 12. Central and Eastern European Parliamentary Rhetoric since the Nineteenth Century: the Case of Romania and Poland
Cornelia Ilie and Cezar Ornatowski
Chapter 13. Political Theories of Parliamentarism
Kari Palonen
Chapter 14. Thinking of Politics in a Parliamentary Manner: Perspectives on the Conceptual History of Parliamentarism
Kari Palonen
Chapter 15. Theories of Representative Government and Parliamentarism in Italy from the 1840s to the 1920s
David Ragazzoni and Nadia Urbinati
Chapter 16. Parliamentarism and Democracy in German Political Theory since 1848
Dirk Jörke and Marcus Llanque
Chapter 17. Parliamentarism in Spanish Politics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: from Constitutional Liberalism to Democratic Parliamentarism
José María Rosales
Chapter 18. Towards a Political Theory of EU Parliamentarism
Teija Tiilikainen and Claudia Wiesner
Epilogue: Some Challenges to Parliamentarism
Kari Palonen
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BOOK REVIEW: Danna MESSER reviews David D'AVRAY (ed.), Dissolving Royal Marriages. A Documentary History 860-1600 (Cambridge: CUP, 2014) (Reviews in History)

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Danna Messer (Bangor University) wrote a review of David D'Avray (ed.), Dissolving Royal Marriages. A Documentary History 860-1600, published by Cambridge University Press, for Reviews in History.

First paragraph:
Arguably, no other institution in the Middle Ages and early modern era was as subject to as many legal disparities and disputes between royal and papal power as that of royal marriage. In fact, a royal marriage was far from a private affair. On the spiritual level, the marriage of a royal couple was to reflect the sanctity of the life union between woman and man at the highest strata. Kings and queens were models of marital behaviour who, theoretically, were expected to match the idealistic gendered expectations and roles associated with their positions as husbands and wives. On the secular level, royal marriages symbolised an alliance between kingdoms. Marrying into the ‘wrong’ dynasty and choosing to dissolve one union in favour of another that offered more potential — like power, wealth or the birth of legitimate offspring and, thus, successors — had political ramifications that often reverberated far beyond the boundaries of the individual kingdoms involved. The culture of medieval and early modern Europe before the Reformation was unique as nowhere else in the world were the sexual lives and personal relationships of kings and queens, men and women, so policed by an external entity like the Catholic church. Thus, at its heart, royal marriage was a fundamental issue that defined ongoing relations between Church and State for a number of centuries.
The full text can be accessed on recensio.net.
More information on the book on the publisher's website.
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BOOK REVIEW: Matthias SCHMOECKEL (Bonn) reviews Thorsten KEISER, Contractual Coercion and Freedom of Contract in Labour Law, Early Modern to Modern Period [Studien zur Europäischen Rechtsgeschichte, 278], Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann, 2013 (Archiv...

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Recensio.net published a book review by Matthias Schmoeckel (Bonn) on Thorsten Keiser (Frankfurt)'s Habilitation thesis on "Contractual Coercion and Freedom of Contract in Labour Law", for the journal Archiv für Sozialgeschichte (Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung).

The fulltext can be consulted here.

More details on the work can be found on the publisher's website.

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CONFERENCE: “Humanity – a History of European Concepts in Practice” (Mainz: Leibniz Institute for European Legal History, 8-10 Oct 2015)

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 The Leibniz Institute for European History (Mainz) convenes a conference on "Humanity- a History of European Concepts in Practice", to be held 8-10 October.

The aim of the interdisciplinary conference “Humanity” – a History of European Concepts in Practice is to analyze the varieties and shifting meanings of the term “Humanity” within the European context as well as in the context of Europe’s relations to other world regions from the 16th to the 20th centuries. The term defined in an English dictionary of 1755 as “1) The nature of a man, 2) Humankind; the collective body of mankind, 3) Benevolence; tenderness, 4) Philology; grammatical studies”, offers a wide range of starting points in research. Thus, references to “Humanity” can be found in ever increasing numbers on the research agenda of different disciplines.

In our interdisciplinary conference we seek to investigate the intertwined theoretical debates about “Humanity” on the one hand, and their diverse consequences in practice on the other hand. Having religious, colonial, social, and gender perspectives in mind, theologians, philosophers, legal and literary scholars as well as historians will discuss the issue of “Humanity” in a broader dialogue in order to connect their research agendas. In doing so, we will focus on the following issues:
  • Morality and Human Dignity
  • Violence and International Law
  • Philanthropy
  • Social Inequalities
By taking a comparative approach and exploring the intersections of religious studies, international law, philosophy, and literature as well as the history of humanitarianism and human rights the conference will be organized along four leading key questions:
  1. Is the term “Humanity” used as a central point of reference in your sources? If this is the case, to what extend is the term connected to the emergence of normative concepts, implying moral and religious commandments, humanitarian obligations, international law, and human rights?
  2. Which differences and similarities can be identified in the context of various linguistic, cultural and political backgrounds? Are there any equivalent or alternative terms used?
  3. Which historical actors explicitly refer to the term “Humanity”? What was the purpose of doing so? Did it significantly contribute to overcome existing divisions, or did it rather foster the emergence of new differences?
  4. Finally, what transformations of the definition and meaning of “Humanity” can be identified within the period of these 400 years that the conference focuses on?
Further information with Fabian Klose or Mirjam Thulin at klose@ieg-mainz.de or thulin@ieg-mainz.de.

(source: hhr.hypotheses.org)
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BOOK: Dave DE RUYSSCHER, Kaat CAPELLE, Maarten COLETTE, Brecht DESEURE & Gorik VAN ASSCHE (eds.), Rechtsgeschiedenis op nieuwe wegen - Legal history, moving in new directions. Antwerp: Maklu, 2015, 433 p. ISBN 9789046607589

 (image source: maklu) Maklu published a collective work edited by Dave De ruysscher, Kaat Kapelle, Maarten Colette, Brecht Deseure and Gorik Van Assche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), assembling selected papers presented at the Belgian-Dutch Legal History Colloquium, held 11-12 December 2014 in Brussels (see earlier on this blog).

Topics vary from the history of public law (Nève, Deseure, Colette, Kubben, van den Berge) to private law (Reintjes, Debaenst, Castelein, Druwé, Parise, Lagasse), actors (Vandenbogaerde), or international law (Musa, Dhondt, Van Hulle, van der Linden).

Table of Contents:- Inleiding/Introduction (Dave De ruysscher, Kaat Capelle, Maarten Colette, Brecht Deseure, Gorik Van Assche) (15-18)- Paul Nève, "Een episode van de staatsrechtelijke geschiedenis van het tweeherig Maastricht (1378-1409). Antoon van Bourgondië tegen de 'gildendemocratie' (19-34)- Brecht Deseure, "De lange schaduw van de Blijde Inkomst. Revolutionair discours over de oude Grondwet in België' (35-59)- Maarten Colette, "Freedom and Dignity in The Social Contract (1762)" (59-82)- Raymond Kubben, "Macht(en) over oorlog en vrede. Het bestuur van de buitenlandse betrekkingen in Constants constitutioneel denken" (83-114)- Lukas van den Berge, "Het schelpdier en zijn schelp. Johannes Theodoor Buys (1826-1893) over administratieve rechtspraak" (115-144)- Marten Reijntjes, "Het lot van de rechter die zich een zaak eigen maakt. Over aansprakelijkheid voor onrechtmatige rechtspraak binnen en buiten het gemene recht" (145-172)- Sebastiaan Vandenbogaerde, "Van nationale tot cultureel-economische eenheid ? De visie op de Belgisch-Nederlandse relaties Belgische juridische tijdschriften in de 19de en 20ste eeuw" (173-194)- Bruno Debaenst, "De private internationale organisatie inzake arbeidsongevallen en sociale verzekeringen (1889-1914)" (195-220)- Matthias Castelein, "Corsica in the Middle (of Nowhere). Een inleiding op de rechtspraak van de Banco di San Giorgio uit de Archivio di Stato di Genova (1453-1562) (221-252)- Wouter Druwé, "De writ of debt, een Engelsrechtelijke condictio ?" (253-302)- Benoît Lagasse, "Charles de Méan, trait d'union entre Rome et le Code civil ?" (303-330)- Augustin Parise, "Importing Manufacture from the Low Countries. The Use of the Dutch Civil Code (1838) in the Drafting of the Argentine Civil Code (1871) (331-354)- Shavana Musa, "A Conflict of Peace at the End of the First Anglo-Dutch War" (355-366)- Frederik Dhondt, "History in Legal Doctrine. Vattel and Réal de Curban on the War of the Spanish Succession" (367-394)- Inge Van Hulle, "The 'Sphere of Influence' in International Law (1870-1920)" (395-412)- Mieke van der Linden, "The Euro-Centric Nature of International Law" (413-431)Table of contents and preface are available for free on the publisher's website.
(Source: Rechtshistorische Courant (UGent))
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BOOK: Michel PORRET and Élisabeth SALVI (dir). Cesare Beccaria. La controverse pénale, XVIIIe-XXe siècle [Histoire]. Rennes: PU Rennes, 2015. ISBN 978-2-7535-4016-3, 22€

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 The Presses Universitaires de Rennes published a new collective work on Cesare Beccaria.

Commenté, mis à l’Index romain, fustigé, critiqué ou loué par les juristes et les criminologues positivistes durant le long XIXe siècle, Des délits et des peines suscite une controverse pénale, encore bien vivante aujourd’hui en Chine ou dans le droit européen et international. Ce livre signé par 25 spécialistes européens et américains revient sur le « moment Cesare Beccaria » qui depuis 250 ans nourrit cette controverse autour du droit de punir avec son impact politique sur la démocratie.Table of contents:
Remerciements Les auteurs
Robert Roth, Préface
  • Michel Porret, Introduction. Le moment Beccaria
  • Dario Ippolito, Justice pénale et liberté civile: le «moment Beccaria» dans les Lumières napolitaines
  • Stéphanie Roza, La peine de mort entre utopie et pragmatisme: les thèses de Beccaria chez Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (De la Législation
  • Lucie Buttex, «Bienveillance» et «douceur» des peines: le réformisme des Principles of Penal Law de William Eden
  • Donald Fyson, Beccaria contre Howard? La réforme pénale au Québec (1760-1841) 
  • Serena Luzzi, L’anti-beccarien Carlantonio Pilati écarté au Concours de la Société économique de Berne (1777-1780)
  • Emmanuelle de Champs, Bentham et l’héritage de Beccaria: du Projet d’un corps complet de législation aux Traités de législation civile et pénale
  • Albrecht Burkardt, Émules et censeurs du traité Des délits et des peines Voltaire et Joseph von Montag
  • Philippe Audegean, L’ombre de Morellet. Les premières traductions françaises de Beccaria (1765-1822)
  • John D. Bessler, Cesare Beccaria et les débuts de la réforme pénale américaine
  • Jean Bart, Des délits et des peines dans les débats révolutionnaires français
  • Elisabeth Salvi, De l’abolitionnisme des Lumières au réformisme pénal de la République helvétique (1764-1803)
  • Yves Cartuyvels, Responsabilité morale et défense sociale. Deux versions asymétriques de l’individualisation des peines en Belgique au XIXe siècle
  • Audrey Higelin, Beccaria dans la genèse de la prison en France avant 1850
  • Jérôme Ferrand, Les lectures juridiques de Beccaria sous la Restauration: genèse d’une herméneutique réactionnaire
  • Marc Renneville, Usages de Cesare Beccaria dans les Archives de l’anthropologie criminelle (1886-1914)
  • Elio Tavilla, Les disciples de Beccaria: le débat abolitionniste dans l’Italie post-unitaire
  • Monica Stronati, L’héritage de Beccaria en Italie. La mesure et la modération de la peine (XIXe-XXe siècles)
  • Ning Zhang, Pour ou contre Beccaria. La réception du traité Des délits et des peines dans la Chine contemporaine
  • Vincent Sizaire, L’héritage ambivalent du libéralisme beccarien dans la fabrication du droit pénal contemporain
  • Djoheur Zerouki-Cottin, Le principe de légalité des délits et des peines dans le droit européen
  • Diane Bernard et Damien Scalia, Retour à la proportion selon Beccaria dans le droit pénal international
Vincent Milliot, Postface. Le palimpseste beccarienThe Introduction to the work can be downloaded for free here.

(source: Nomôdos)
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BOOK: Gabrielle MARCEAU (ed.), A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO. The Development of the Rule of Law in the Multilateral Trading System. Cambridge: CUP, May 2015. 648 p. ISBN 9781107085237. £ 95

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Gabrielle Marceau (WTO Secretariat, Geneva) published a collective work at Cambridge University Press on  A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO. The Development of the Rule of Law in the Multilateral Trading System

How did a treaty that emerged in the aftermath of the Second World War, and barely survived its early years, evolve into one of the most influential organisations in international law? This unique book brings together original contributions from an unprecedented number of eminent current and former GATT and WTO staff members, including many current and former Appellate Body members, to trace the history of law and lawyers in the GATT/WTO and explore how the nature of legal work has evolved over the institution's sixty-year history. In doing so, it paints a fascinating portrait of the development of the rule of law in the multilateral trading system, and allows some of the most important personalities in GATT and WTO history to share their stories and reflect on the WTO's remarkable journey from a 'provisionally applied treaty' to an international organisation defined by its commitment to the rule of law.

=> Provides a new perspective on the role of law and lawyers in the GATT/WTO Secretariats which highlights the multiple roles of lawyers and non-lawyers in enhancing the rule of law in the multilateral trading system
=> Offers an historical and analytical description of the evolution of the rule of law in the GATT/WTO systems and the various and sometimes contradictory ways in which commitment to the rule of law has manifested itself in the multilateral trading system
=> Contributions from a wide range of current and former GATT and WTO staff, as well as members of the Appellate Body, provide unprecedented insights into the legal work in the multilateral trading system, as experienced by a wide range of persons

Table of contents:
1. Introduction and overview
 2. Moving towards an international rule of law? The role of the GATT and the WTO in its development

Part I. The Role of Law and Lawyers in the GATT System:
1948–92: Infancy: Reflections on the Origins of Legalization in the GATT:
3. We were young together: at the GATT, 1956–58
 4. Law and lawyers in the multilateral trading system: back to the future
 5. Towards a GATT legal office
 6. A short history of the rules division
 Childhood: the Tokyo Round and the establishment and work of the first legal office:
7. Remembrance of things past: my time at the GATT
 8. The first years of the GATT legal service
 9. Early dispute settlement in the GATT
 10. GATT dispute settlement practices: setting the stage for reform
 11. The role of law in international trade relations and the establishment of the Legal Affairs Division of the GATT
 12. From the GATT to the WTO: a personal journey
 13. The establishment of a GATT Office of Legal Affairs and the limits of 'public reason' in the GATT/WTO dispute settlement system
 14. Evolving dispute settlement practice with respect to anti-dumping in the late 1980s and early 1990s

 Part II. Legal Work After the Entry into Force of the WTO:
1993–95: Adolescence: Transition from the GATT to the WTO:
15. The Legal Affairs Division and law in the Uruguay Round and the GATT
 16. Taking care of business: the Legal Affairs Division from the GATT to the WTO
 17. From the GATT to the WTO: the expanding duties of the Legal Affairs Division in non-panel matters
 18. The WTO Dispute Settlement Body: procedural aspects of its operation
 Young adult: the WTO as a formal international organisation:
19. Making law in 'new' WTO subject areas: competition policy and government procurement
 20. The meat in the sandwich
 21. From theory to practice: drafting and applying the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU)
 22. WTO panel composition: searching far and wide for administrators of world trade justice
 23. Legal counsel to the administration: a legal adviser who should not look like one
 24. Outside looking in, after many years on the inside looking out

Part III. The Changing Legal Character of the Multilateral Trading System:
1996 to Today: Adulthood: The Quasi-Judicialization of the Panel Process by the Rules and Legal Affairs Divisions:
25. The first years of WTO dispute settlement: dealing with controversy and building confidence
 26. From Seattle to Doha: from the surreal to the unreal. A personal account
 27. Extending the scope and strengthening the legitimacy of WTO dispute settlement and some personal recollections Bruce Wilson
 28. Working in WTO dispute settlement: pride without prejudice
 29. The meaning of everything: the origin and evolution of the GATT and the WTO analytical index
 30. When science meets law: the rule of law in the development of the panel's expert consultation process
 Gaining maturity: the appellate body and the impact of the appellate review on the development of international trade law:
31. The founding of the appellate body
 32. The authority of an institution: the appellate body under review
 33. Launching the appellate body
 34. Revisiting the appellate body: the first six years
 35. Not in clinical isolation
 36. The appellate body in its formative years: a personal perspective
 37. Reflections on the functioning of the appellate body
 38. A country boy goes to Geneva
 39. Contribution of the WTO appellate body to treaty interpretation

Part IV. Looking Ahead: New Challenges and Opportunities:40. Advising the Director-General: brevity is the soul of wit, even for a lawyer
 41. The Legal Affairs Division at thirty and beyond
 42. Will the increased workload of WTO panels and the appellate body change how WTO disputes are adjudicated?
 43. Concluding remarks.
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CONFERENCE: Legal History at the 14th Quadrennial Conference for Eighteenth Century Studies (Rotterdam, 27-31 July 2015)

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The 14th edition of the bilingual quadrennial International Conference for Eighteenth Century Studies (ISECS) will take place at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands). This interdisciplinary mass gathering unites historians, linguists, philosophers, musicologists, art historians and lawyers from across the globe.

The organisers distributed an 80 page-program. The following panels, keynotes and round tables are of potential interest to legal historians (in view of the sheer size of the event, it is almost impossible to be exhaustive):

Monday 27 JulyS013(11:00 -12:30, Room: T3-10: Mandeville Building)
The Bubbles of 1720: New Economic and Cultural Perspectives
Organizer / Chair:
Catherine Labio
Condorelli, Stefano: The 1720 Financial Bubble: A European Perspective
Yamamoto, Koji: Homo Bulla: Young Students' Responses to the Bubble in 1721
Labio, Catherine: The Sounds of the Mississippi Bubble

S009(11:00 -12:30, Room: M3-03: Aberdeen: Van Der Goot Building)
Markets and Military Monarchies’: Enlightened Reflections On the Threat of Despotism, Pufendorf to Mandeville
Organizer / Chair: Robert von Friedeburg
Klerk, Marianne: Reconstructing Rule of Law and Reason of State in the Age of Louis XIV
Von Friedeburg, Robert: The Transformation of Reflections on Tyranny into those on ‘Despotism’ under the Threat of Military Monarchy

S030(14:00 -15:30, Room: T3-35: Mandeville Building)
Opening Markets: Swedish Consuls in Southern Europe, C. 1700-1800
Organizer / Chair: Silvia Marzagalli
Östlund, Joachim: The Swedish Trade Route to the Mediterranean: Consuls, Trade Security and the Development of Reciprocal Ransoming Agreement during the Eighteenth Century
Fryksén, Gustaf: Swedish Trade and Intelligence in the Mediterranean: Consular Incentives towards Commercial Expansion 1723-1763
Beaurepaire, Pierre-Yves and Marzagalli, Silvia: ‘Pour l'Avantage et l'Accroissement du Commerce Suédois’. Consul Fölsch and Swedish Trade Growth (1780-1805)
Müller, Leos: Swedish Consular Service andShipping under the Neutral Flag in the Mediterranean, 1770-1800/p>

Tuesday 28 JulyS046(09:00 -10:30, Room: M3-04: Auckland: Van Der Goot Building)
Droit et Diplomatie au XVIIIe Siècle
Organisateur/Président: Frederik Dhondt, Eric Schnakenbourg
Dhondt, Frederik: "Le congrès de Soissons (1728-1729) et le droit des gens"
Lloret , Sylvain: "Du langage commun au dialogue de sourds : la protection juridique des marchands français en Espagne au XVIIIe siècle"
Schnakenbourg, Eric: "À la recherche d’une légitimité juridique : Le droit maritime et relations internationales au XVIIIe siècle"
Simon, Victor: "Origine et évolution de la protection diplomatique française dans les échelles du Levant et de Barbarie

S061(11:00-12:30, Room: M3-04: Auckland: Van Der Goot Building)
Organizer /Chair:Annelien de Dijn
de Dijn, Annelien: Rousseau and Republicanism
Verhoeven, Willem: Reason or Sense? Rousseau’s Moral Epistemology and Conception of Natural Law
Vargas, Thiago: “No one touches his neighbor's garden”: Rousseau's economic lessons in Émile.

S074(14:00 -15:30, Room: M3-04: Auckland: Van Der Goot Building)
Montesquieu: de L'Esprit et des Lois
Organisateur/Président:Catherine Volpilhac-Auger, Lorenzo Bianchi, Rolando Minuti
Myrtille Méricam-Bourdet -« Je disais... » dans mes Pensées : théorie et pratique de l’esprit
Joshua Bandoch, Montesquieu, Esprit, and the Politics of Place
Stéphane Pujol - De l'esprit faux et des mauvais esprits. Quand Voltaire réécrit les Lettres persanes
Vernazza, Diego: L’esprit général, l’objet d’une nation, et le problème de l’idéal

S080(14:00 -15:30, Room: T3-16: Mandeville Building)
The Indies Companies in The Age of Revolution
Organizer / Chair:Malick W. Ghachem
Leos Müller Fatah - Black, Karwan: The dismantling of the chartered companies in the Dutch Atlantic
Stern, Philip: A Plassey Revolution?: Rewriting the English East India Company in the Late Eighteenth Century
Ghachem, Malick: The Revolt against the French Indies Company
Van Rossum, Matthias: A troublesome Company: The VOC and revolts, circa 1740-1800

Wednesday 29 JulyKN308 (09:00 –10:30, Room: M1-12: Oxford: Van Der Goot Building)
Keynote 4: Who was the Enlightenment? Social Networks and Digital Humanities
Keynote Speaker: Dan Edelstein
Chair: Keith Bake

RT302 (11:00 -12:30, Room: M3-15 Forum: Van Der Goot Building)
Round table 3 – The Politics of Enlightenment
Organizer / Chair: Matthijs Lok
Israel, Jonathan
McMahon, Darrin
Clark, Jonathan
de Dijn, Annelien

S114 (11:00 -12:30, Room: M3-03: Aberdeen: Van Der Goot Building)
Panel Commerce
Organizer / Chair:Inger Leemans
Rubinstein, Elena: Lord Bolingbroke about British economy after Glorious Revolution in his last work "Some Reflections on the Present State of Nation"
Valmori, Niccolò: The rise of a New World: American securities market and European investors at the end of the eighteenth century.
Zabel, Christine: Tomorrow is Today’s Uncertainty: Speculating in Early Modern Europe
Cruz, Miguel: Making the Empire defendable: international commercial networks and the 18th century Portuguese Atlantic World

S111(I)(14:00 -15:30,Room: T3-16: Mandeville Building)
Economic Knowledge in Encyclopedic Compilations of the 18th Century -Structures and Translations/ Le Savoir Économique Dans Les Compilations Encyclopédiques Du XvIIIe Siècle -Structures Et Traductions (I)*Panel of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des Achtzehnten Jahrhunderts
Organizer / Chair:Hanco Jürgens, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink
Lüsebrink, Hans-Jürgen: Le Dictionnaire Universel de Commerce (1723) de Savary Des Bruslons comme modèle d'une encyclopédie économique au Siècle des Lumières -structure, transformations, transferts
Jürgens, Hanco: Translations and circulations of economic knowledge of India in European encyclopedias
Baggerman, Arianne: Blussé's Complete Description of Trades and Occupations

S111(II)(16:00 -17:30,Room: T3-16: Mandeville Building)
Economic Knowledge in Encyclopedic Compilations of the 18th Century -Structures and Translations/ Le Savoir Économique Dans Les Compilations Encyclopédiques Du XvIIIe Siècle-Structures Et Traductions (II)*Panel of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des Achtzehnten Jahrhunderts
Organizer / Chair:Hanco Jürgens, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink
Donato, Clorinda: "Promoting Commerce, Trade and the Maritime Prowess of the Venetian Republic in the Encyclopédie méthodique de Padoue (1784-1817)
Greilich, Suzanne: Savoir économique et l'Espagne des Lumières
D'Aprile, Iwan-Michelangelo: Transfer of Economic Knowledge in German Encyclopediae: From Krünitz to Brockhaus
Thursday 30 July
KN309 (09:00 –10:30, Room: M1-12: Oxford: Van Der Goot Building)
Keynote 5: Eloges de l'injustice. De Diderot à Sade
Keynote Speaker: Céline Spector
Chair: Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink
Friday 31 July
S197(I)(09:00 -10:30, Room: M3-05: Praag: Van Der Goot Building)
Le Moment Beccaria (1765-1810). Les Origines intellectuelles du Droit Pénal Moderne (I)
Organisateur/Président:Philippe Audegean
Rao, Annamari: Humanité et utilité : le débat sur Beccaria dans les milieux intellectuels napolitains
Berti, Francesco: Tommaso Natale et la critique de la philosophie démocratique de Beccaria
Ippolito, Dario: Beccaria VS Montesquieu : le problème pénal dans la réflexion de Dalmazzo Francesco Vasco
Monti, Annamaria: La question del’arbitraire judiciaire entre 1764 et 1810 : un débat européen

S197(II)(11:00 -12:30, Room: M3-05: Praag: Van Der Goot Building)
Le Moment Beccaria (1765-1810). Les Origines intellectuelles du Droit Pénal Moderne (II)
Organisateur/Président:Luigi Delia
de Champs, Emmanuelle: Une culture démocratique de la décision juridique? Juges et jurés chez Beccaria, Condorcet et Bentham
Ferrand, Jérôme: Beccaria, «père» du droit pénal moderne ou «dernier des mohicans» matérialistes?
Rother, Wolfgang: Johann Christian Gottlieb Schaumann et les débuts de la psychologie criminelle
Béal, Christophe: Beccaria, Bentham, Hart et la philosophie pénale

S221(14:00 -15:30,Room: M2-10: Rochester: Van Der Goot Building)
Enemies of Exclusion: Opposition to Closed Markets in Overseas Trade
Organizer / Chair: Joris van den Tol
Hoonhout, Bram: Free trade at the fringes of empire? Cross-imperial trade and the expansion of the Dutch West-Indian colonies of Essequibo and Demerara, 1750-1800
Heijmans, Elisabeth: Hand in hand with the state:Regional merchant communities and centralized French empire building
Odegard, Erik: The Dutch East India Company and the opening of the Malabar Military Labor market, 1760-1795
Brinkman, Anna: British Prize Law and the Loss of Spanish Neutrality, 1756-1763
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL NEW ISSUE ANNOUNCEMENT: Global jurist: Special Issue Law and Boundaries 2014

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 07/23/2015 - 05:49
A new special issue of Global Jurist has just been published: this special issue collects some of the most interesting papers presented during the conference: "Law and Boundaries 2014".

Click here for the table of content of this issue.
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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international (MPI Heidelberg)

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The managing editor of the Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international sent out the following call for contributions:

The  Journal  of  the  History  of  International  Law  /  Revue  d’histoire  du  droit  international  –  edited  by  Anne  Peters (Editor-in-Chief), Randall Lesaffer and Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet – is an interdisciplinary journal on the history of international law with a broad outreach. It is placed among the top international law journals which are  regularly  consulted  by  all  international  lawyers  with  a  general  interest  in  the  history  of  their  field.  It provides a forum for the emerging and expanding scholarship that takes a historical approach to exploring a wide  range  of  issues  in  international  law.  It  accommodates  the  growth  in  interest  in  the  histories  of international law from scholars working in related fields (global history, imperial history, intellectual history
and international relations). It creates a venue for ground-breaking work in this field by combining tradition with innovation and to provide the opportunity to develop sustained critical engagement with work on the history of international law.
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international encourages critical reflection on the classical grand narrative of international law as the purveyor of peace and civilization to the whole world. It specifically invites articles on extra-European experiences and forms of legal relations between autonomous communities which were discontinued as a result of domination and colonization by European Powers. It is open to all possibilities of telling the history of international law, while respecting the necessary rigour in the use of records and sources. It is a forum for a plurality of visions of the history of international law, but also for debate on such plurality itself, on the methods, topics, and usages, as well as the bounds and dead-ends of this discipline. Moreover, it devotes space to examining in greater depth specific themes. The  article  section  of  the  Journal  is  open  to  submissions  from  the  entire  academic  community.  The
Journal uses double-blind peer review. All manuscripts received are evaluated by the editors and after pre-screening submitted to one or two anonymous external referees. Articles submitted to the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international should be original contributions – in English or French.
All  work  submitted  will  be  scrutinized  based  on  its  intellectual  quality,  originality  and advancement  of academic discourse. The editors have thus decided to issue a general call for papers, inviting interested persons to submit contributions for consideration for publication in the forthcoming issues of the Journal. For a scholarly research manuscript, the length should not be more than 14000 words, including footnotes. Articles must be accompanied by a 150-word (maximum) abstract needed for identifying reviewers (in  a  separate  file). 
Authors  must  provide  –  in  a  separate  file  –  current  institutional  affiliation  with  email address, full postal address and telephone number where they can be reached, and brief biographical data if
they wish.
Manuscripts (accompanied by files with abstract and affiliation) and any correspondence should be sent to  submissions.jhil@mpil.de (to the attention of the Journal’s managing editor, Dr Mieke van der Linden). More information  can  be  found  via  the  website  of  the  Max  Planck  Institute  for  Comparative  Public  Law  and International Law, Heidelberg: www.mpil.de.
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COURSE: "The Emergence of "ius criminale" from "ius civile" and "ius canonicum": Pathways and Perspectives in Medieval and Early Modern Europe", 35th International School of Ius Commune (Erice, November 4-8 2015)

WHAT 35th International School of Ius Commune, The Emergence of "ius criminale" from "ius civile" and "ius canonicum": Pathways and Perspectives in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
WHEN November 4-8 2015
WHERE Erice, Sicily, Italy

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BOOK: "Le Sens de la justice, une «utopie réaliste»? Rawls et ses critiques", S. Guérard de Latour, G. Radica, C. Spector (Ed.), (Paris, 2015)

S. Guérard de Latour, G. Radica, C. Spector (Ed.), Le Sens de la justice, une «utopie réaliste»? Rawls et ses critiques", Paris, 2015all information hereRawls considère le sens de la justice comme l'une des conditions indispensables à la stabilité de la société bien ordonnée. Ce livre interroge la nature de ce sens moral et met à l'épreuve sa capacité à fonder une «utopie réaliste», en mobilisant critiques philosophiques et sciences sociales.Rawls considers the sense of justice as one of the conditions essential for the stability of a well-ordered society. This book interrogates the nature of this moral sense and tests its capacity to found a “realistic utopia”, drawing on philosophical critics and the social sciences  
Table of ContentsSommaireAbréviations IntroductionPremière Partie SENS DE LA JUSTICE ET FORMATION DES SENTIMENTS MORAUX 
  • Céline Spector, Du fair play au sens de la justice. Généalogie de la morale rawlsienne
  • Raïssa Maillard, Le sens de la justice et la conception de la personne dans la Théorie de la justice de John Rawls 
  • Kim-Sang Ong Van Cung, La culpabilité et le sens de la justice. Rawls et la morale sociale 
  • Florent Guénard, S’émouvoir de l’injustice. Rawls et le ressentiment
  • Miriam Bankovsky, Portée et pertinence morale de «l’envie excusable» chez Rawls. Questions critiques 
  • Christopher Hamel, Le sens de la justice dans Libéralisme politique. Une lecture perfectionniste
  • Charles Girard, Sens de la justice et persuasion publique
  • Soumaya Mestiri, Décoloniser la justice globale. Le droit des peuples rawlsien reconsidéré
  • Alice Le Goff, Pluralité des sphères sociales, logiques de la réciprocité et sens de la justice. Une relecture critique de l’hypothèse rawlsienne 
  • Michel Forsé, Les Français et le principe de différence 
  • Sophie Guérard de Latour, Sens de la justice et sens communautaire chez Rawls. Une lecture durkheimienne
  • Magali Bessone, Comment répondre à l’injustice raciale avec Rawls? De la théorie idéale à la théorie non idéale... et retour . . . 
  • Nicholas Emler, La psychologie morale rawlsienne à l’épreuve des avancées récentes de la psychologie morale et sociale
  • Sophie Richardot, La «morale de l’autorité». Relation parents-enfants, position sociale et autonomie morale 
  • Caroline Guibet Lafaye, Schémas cognitifs et sentiments moraux en matière de justice sociale et d’inégalités 
Index nominumRésumés/abstracts
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BOOK: "Itinéraires croisés d’histoire du droit entre France et États de Savoie", by Michel Bottini (Nice, 2015)

Michel Bottini, Itinéraires croisés d’histoire du droit entre France et États de Savoie, edit. by O. Vernier et M. Ortolaniall information here
Cet ouvrage, tiré en nombre limité, rassemble 46 études rédigées, par Michel Bottin, au cours de sa carrière universitaire en tant que professeur d’histoire du droit à l’Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (Faculté de droit et science politique). Ces «itinéraires croisés», entre deux territoires frontaliers, la France et les États de la Maison de Savoie, se déclinent en quatre thèmes: l’administration, les finances, la frontière et la féodalité. Ces études sont illustrées de plusieurs monographies familiales et villageoises, en particulier du Comté de Nice   Table of ContentsPréfaces de Maurice Quénet et Gian Savino Pene VidariAvant-propos de Colette Bourrier-ReynaudI. Administration — Justice — Jurisprudence1. De la capitale administrative au chef-lieu de département 2. Louis XVI et la réforme de l’ancien régime. 1774-1788 — Essai d’interprétation 3. Louis XVI et la recherche scientifique 4. Genèse d’un espace administratif régional : Nice. 1560-1614 5. Le Tribunal de Commerce de Nice6. Le préfet de l’an VIII7. Justice et opinion à Paris au temps de Louis XVI8. Les décisions du Sénat de Nice. Éléments pour une histoire de la jurisprudence niçoise. XVIIe-XIXe siècles9. Les procès-verbaux des Assemblées des Chambres du Parlement de Paris, source de l’histoire de la Pré Révolution10. Les évolutions institutionnelles du département des Alpes-Maritimes11. Notes sur la pratique de la motivation des décisions de justice en jus commune12. Joseph Raybaud, président du Conseil général des Alpes-Maritimes (1964-1967)II. Droit et gestion des Finances publiques 13. La réforme fiscale devant le Parlement de Paris 14. Le budget de 1788 face au Parlement de Paris 15. « L’État est un, les départements ne sont que les sections d’un même tout »16. Gestionnaires ou corsaires ?17. Villèle et le contrôle des dépenses publiques 18. Les origines comptables du principe d’annualité budgétaire 19. Les budgets extraordinaires d’Achille Fould 20. Gestion publique et contrôle des Finances publiques sous la Restauration21. Les services centraux des Finances en 1788 22. La gestion des galères de Savoie. Aspects administratifs et comptables. 1560-163723. Les trésoriers généraux, comptables publics au service du roi « dépensier »III. Limites maritimes — Frontières — Douanes — Communications 24. Les développements du droit de la mer en Méditerranée occidentale du XIIe au XIVe siècle25. Pressions douanières et affermissement frontalier. Les limites de la Provence et du Comté de Nice du XVIe au XIXe siècle26. La militarisation de la frontière des Alpes-Maritimes. 1878-188927. Du libre-échange au protectionnisme28. La course sous pavillon de Savoie dans le Golfe de Gênes en 179329. De la digue sarde à la RN 20230. La frontière de l’État31. Frontières et limites maritimes au XVIe siècle32. Les Alpes Maritimes selon Pierre Gioffredo. 1629-1692 33. Droit romain et jus commune34. Les péages maritimes de Monaco et de Villefranche face au droit international35. Le système douanier des États de Savoie et le régime dérogatoire niçoisIV. Droit féodal — Noblesse — Notables36. Fief et noblesse dans le Comté de Nice, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle 37. La noblesse niçoise au XIXe siècle38. Le général Gaëtan De May, corsaire du Reale Marina 1757-182739. Les ambitions seigneuriales d’un ministre. Joseph-Vincent Lascaris de Castellar, marquis de La Roquette 40. La Regia Camera de Conti de Turin et la rénovation féodale dans les États de la Maison de Savoie au XVIIIe siècle41. Coutume féodale et jus commune42. Banalité féodale et monopole d’exploitation43. Entre Provence et Comté de Nice. Les seigneurs de Dosfraires, Fougassières et Pharaon au XVIIIe siècle 44. Jus commune et coutumes féodales dans les États de Savoie au XVIIIe siècle d’après le Tractatus de feudis de T.M. Richeri45. Les Raybaudi de La Roquette-Saint-Martin46. Les inventaires des droits et biens féodaux dans les États de Savoie. XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle
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BOOK: "Averroès l'inquiétant", by J.-B. Brenet (Paris, 2015)

J.-B. Brenet, Averroès l'inquiétant, Paris, 2015
all information here 

Le nom d'Averroès est celui d’un scandale. Voici l’homme d’une thèse folle qui soutient que l’intellect est séparé des individus et unique pour toute l’espèce.Conséquence? La négation de la proposition «je pense»: la ruine de la rationalité. Pendant cinq cents ans, l’Europe s’en offusquera. Comment comprendre cette histoire qui mêle fascination et rejet? D’où vient que l’averroïsme récusé d’emblée n’ait cessé de reparaître? Avec Freud, ce livre propose une réponse.Averroès, alias Abū l-Walīd Muh. ammad ibn Ah.mad Ibn Rušd, est l’archétype d’une «inquiétante étrangeté» venue perturber la latinité.AuthorJean-Baptiste Brenet est professeur à l’Université de Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne, où il enseigne l’histoire de la philosophie arabe. Spécialiste d’Averroès et de son héritage latin, il codirige la collection «Translatio. Philosophies médiévales», chez Vrin. Il a notamment publié Transferts du sujet. La noétique d’Averroès selon Jean de Jandun (2003) et Les possibilités de jonction. Averroès-Thomas Wylton (2013)  Table of Contents Sommaire1. – Le suspect 2. – Das Unheimliche3. – L'homme au sable4. – L’oeil arraché 5. – Triomphe, vendetta 6. – Dame me prie… 7. – Être mur 8. – Cet homme est possédé 9. – Deux sujets, deux hommes 10. – Miroir déformé 11. – Un pour tous. Confusion des êtres, transfert des pensées12. – Moi, Dieu. La toute-puissance des pensées13. – La pensée, la répétition, la mort Tableau final
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: "L’Histoire des idées. Problématiques, objets, concepts, méthodes, enjeux, débats", by M. Angenot

M. Angenot, L’Histoire des idées. Problématiques, objets, concepts, méthodes, enjeux, débats, 2014all information here
L’histoire des idées bénéficie d’une pleine légitimité universitaire dans les mondes anglo-américain et germanique. Dans le monde de langue française au contraire, c’est une sorte de terrain vague où l’on aperçoit des passants, des squatters, des occupants sans titre. On n’y rencontre guère en tout cas de travaux de confrontation des méthodes et présupposés de cette discipline répudiée par la plupart des historiens « ordinaires ».Le présent ouvrage cherche à combler cette lacune. Ni traité, ni manuel, il aborde un vaste ensemble de questions, confronte les démarches des uns et des autres, expose les termes de controverses récurrentes. L’auteur y aborde la « vieille » question, déclinée de cent façons, du rôle des idées dans l’histoire.Genre hybride, l’histoire des idées combine historicisation et typologies, et opère sur le produit de vastes enquêtes d’archives. Mais elle comporte aussi, explicitement dans bien des cas, une intention polémique jointe à un engagement personnel, la présence d’un sujet qui interpelle ses contemporains par passé interposé Author Marc ANGENOT est professeur émérite de l’Université McGill de Montréal, titulaire de la Chaire James-McGill d’étude du discours social et membre de la Société royale du Canada. Il est l’auteur de quelque trente ouvrages d’histoire des idées, d’analyse du discours et de rhétorique de l’argumentation dont, parmi les titres récents, Dialogues de sourds, traité de rhétorique antilogique (2008), En quoi sommes-nous encore pieux? (2009), El discurso social (2010), Rhétorique de la confiance et de l’autorité (2013) et Les dehors de la littérature (2013)  
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: "L'Âge des ombres. Complots, conspirations et sociétés secrètes au XIXe siecle", by J.-N. Tardy (Paris, 2015)

J.-N. Tardy, L'Âge des ombres. Complots, conspirations et sociétés secrètes au XIXe siecle, Paris, 2015 all information here De la Seconde Restauration à la répression de la Commune de Paris, la vie politique française présente l'étrange paradoxe d’une instabilité extrême, entre révolutions et coups d’état, qui n’entrave pas la diffusion d’une certaine modernité politique, celle du régime représentatif, du suffrage universel masculin et du respect des libertés politiques.Dans l’histoire de la politique moderne, les improbables conspirations tramées par de petites minorités organisées contre un État de plus en plus puissant apparaissent bien étranges. Pourtant elles passaient pour des événements importants, déplorables ou héroïques, relevant pleinement du politique comme le démontrent la popularité des quatre sergents de la Rochelle ou d’un Armand Barbès, les carrières d’un Philippe Buonarroti ou d’un Louis-Auguste Blanqui, l’équipée de la duchesse de Berry ou les tentatives malheureuses de Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte avant qu’il ne devienne Napoléon III.Événements mystérieux – dans tous les sens du terme – les complots, imaginés, espérés ou redoutés, quelquefois menés à exécution, coïncident avec le succès du Romantisme et la relance d’une politisation populaire favorisée par la mémoire de la Révolution française. C’est à l’exploration d’un monde délégitimé, largement tombé dans l’oubli, que ce livre est consacré.Il retrace le parcours comme les aspirations de ces acteurs particuliers que sont les conspirateurs et les replace au sein de l’imaginaire politique de leur époque. La conspiration y tient une place essentielle mais fondamentalement bifide : héroïsée, son histoire rejoint les mythes révolutionnaires, diabolisée, son récit se raffine jusqu’aux plus noires théories du complot qui prolifèrent aujourd’hui. AuthorAgrégé et docteur en histoire, Jean-Noël Tardy est membre associé du Centre d’Histoire du XIXe siècle (Paris 1-Paris 4). Il enseigne dans le secondaire et à l’IEP de Paris.
Table of Contents
 SommaireAbréviationsIntroduction Chapitre liminaire – Les territoires du secret Chap. I – La charbonnerie. Une expérience fondatriceChap. II – L’échec de la conspiration libéraleChap. III – La Monarchie de Juillet face aux complots. Une stabilisation libérale?Chap. IV – La conjuration des égaux. Conspiration, communisme et politisation populaire sous la Monarchie de JuilletChap. V – Romantisme révolutionnaireChap. VI – La république des complotsChap. VII – Le conspirateur romantique en procèsChap. VIII – La conspiration à l’âge positifConclusion Notices biographiques Sources archivistiques et manuscrites Sources imprimées Bibliographie critiqueIndex des noms de personnes Remerciements
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CONFERENCE: "The Sacred and the Layman:Popular Literatures of Law" (Bordeaux, September 5 2015)

WHAT The Sacred and the Layman:Popular Literatures of Law, Conference
WHEN September 5, 2015 9:30-3:30
WHERE University of Bordeaux
Registration here
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AUTUMN SCHOOL: Medieval Law (Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, UGent), 19-23 October 2015

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The Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies (Ghent University) organizes an "autumn school" for MA and PhD-students (19-23 October) on Medieval Law, featuring numerous renowned legal historians: Alain Wijffels, Ken Pennington, Dirk Heirbaut, Anthony Musson, Rik Opsommer, Emily Kadens...

This Autumn School is organised for MA and PhD-students in any field of Medieval Studies (art history, history, law, linguistics, literature, philosophy, etc.).

Course 1 'Medieval Law' is aimed at students who are required to work with medieval legal documents or sources containing references to juridical procedures.

Course 2 'Medieval Germanic Languages' is intended for students wishing to contextualise historical texts in a Germanic language and for students conducting research into the field of communication during the Middle Ages (e.g. in the context of international trade, immigration, etc.).

The courses run over two-and-a-half days, during which leading experts in the field offer in-depth sessions on several topics related to the themes selected for this Autumn School.

In the space of two-and-a-half days, students will thus acquire a basic knowledge of either Medieval Law or communication in North-Western Europe, as well as the skills to implement this knowledge in their own research projects.

No previous knowledge is required for either of the classes, but a solid knowledge of at least one Germanic
language is highly recommended for the course on Medieval Germanic Languages. Both courses are delivered in English. Since the two courses are offered in sequence, participants can enrol for both.

Program: download the flyer here.
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JOB: Two Assistant Professors in the History of International Law and General Jurisprudence/Constitutional Law (Tilburg University, starting 1 January 2016); DEADLINE 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Tilburg University (Netherlands) is looking for an Assistant Professor in the History of International
Law, starting on 1 January 2016. A second position for General Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law is advertised as well.

Applications will be received until 15 September 2015.

Job description:
The Assistant Professors will be embedded in the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History and will have the following tasks:

Teaching (± 40%)
We expect the successful candidates to contribute to courses in various degree programmes (LLB and LLM in Law, LLB Global Law, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Research Master in Law), to supervise students and to be willing to engage in public and professional education.

Research (± 40%)
We expect the successful candidates to engage in research both individually and in team context, to write early career grant proposals (e.g., NWO, ERC) and to take an interest in the societal impact of research outputs.

Management and service (± 20%)
We expect the successful candidates to be willing to assist in coordination and management tasks, to serve on committees and to be enthusiastic academic citizens. Requirements:
The successful candidates have:
- A doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant field;
- A CV suitable to applications for early career grants;
- A track record of high-impact publications or a demonstrable ability to develop one;
- Excellent teaching skills (as evidenced by a ‘BKO qualification’ for those applicants currently working at a Dutch University);
- The ability to teach a broad range of subjects :
>For the assistant professor in General Jurisprudence/Constitutional Law: courses in public law and introductory and skill-oriented legal courses
>For the assistant professor in History of International Law: courses in history of international law, but also in general legal history as well as introductory and skill-oriented legal courses
- The willingness to integrate themselves fully in Tilburg Law School and with time to assume positions of leadership in education, research and management;
- An excellent command of English;
- If non-Dutch speaking, the willingness to invest in learning Dutch for professional use. For the History of International Law position the immediate ability to teach in Dutch is an advantage.

In the field of General Jurisprudence/Constitutional Law position we are looking for a new colleague who in his or her research approaches contemporary problems of public law (for instance, but not limited to, concerning migration and fundamental rights) from a theoretical perspective, either internal or external to law.

For the position in the History of International Law preference is given to candidates with degrees in both law and history. The research of the assistant professor will be imbedded in i-Hilt, the Institute for the History of international Law at Tilburg (www.historyofinternationallaw.org), which is part of the Department. The research at the institute centres on the history of public international law since 1500 to the present, with a focus on state practice.Conditions:
We offer a challenging job in an inspiring and friendly environment. The envisaged starting date is 1 January 2016, on a fulltime basis (both conditions negotiable). The selected candidates will initially be appointed for six years as Assistant Professor (UFO: universitair docent 2).
The positions in History of International Law and General Jurisprudence/Constitutional Law are tenure track positions, which means that upon positive evaluation shortly before the end of the contract, tenure (vaste aanstelling) and promotion to Associate Professor (UFO: universitair hoofddocent 2) may be granted.
Tilburg University is among the top of the Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The starting salary for the position of an assistant professor on a full-time basis ranges between € 3324,- and € 4551,- gross per month. Foreigners and long-term Dutch expats can apply for tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary for a maximum duration of 8 years. Department:
At the department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History History teaching and research on a variety of legal areas is being carried out.

Within the broad area of Public Law, the department hosts expertise in European constitutional and administrative law, education law, regulatory studies, the law of administrative procedure and fundamental rights.

The department’s activities in the field of Jurisprudence focus on general themes in public law such as the meaning and the development of the democratic state with the rule of law principle. The specialism of our Legal History group is history of international law (i-HILT).Organisation:
Tilburg University is a modern and specialized university. With a broad variety of international programmes and innovating research, the Faculty of Law stands for high quality. Research at the Tilburg University Faculty of Law is conducted in an organisation that fosters diversity. The Tilburg Graduate Law School is responsible for the training and guidance of its Research Master students and of the Faculty's PhD researchers. With its open and inspiring atmosphere, this Faculty is a congenial working environment.  More information:
Specific information about the vacancies can be obtained from prof. dr. Anne Meuwese, email: anne.meuwese@uvt.nl. See AcademicTransfer.
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